General Catalog

Master of Arts in Education

30 Semester Credits / 3-5 Semesters / 10-20 Months

Delivery Mode: Online

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) is designed for educators who are interested in enhancing their career through advanced professional knowledge and for non-education professionals who are seeking a career change. The MAEd consists of a core of seven (7) courses covering essential educational topics with student choice for three (3) elective courses from any of the following areas: special education, early childhood education, K-12 administration and leadership and higher education administration.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply research and theory to education planning in support of equitable outcomes for students, staff and the school community.
  2. Design effective learning and assessment activities for a diverse audience.
  3. Advocate for all learners though effective communication, community engagement, and on-going collaboration.
  4. Utilize data to inform decision making and address barriers to student success.
  5. Demonstrate ethical decision making, behavior and commitment to equity.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

MAE500Psychology of Education

3

MAE502Concepts in Educational Inquiry

3

MAE504Legal Issues in Education

3

MAE505Trends and Issues in Education

3

MAE506Cultural Perspectives in Education

3

MAE512Assessment in Education

3

MAE599Capstone

3

Note: MAE599 is non-transferable and must be taken in last semester

Elective Courses – Select three courses

MAE515Literacy Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (SP)

3

MAE519Classroom and Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom (SP)

3

MAE521Content Area Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (SP)

3

MAE523Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Implications (SP)

3

MAE535Curriculum Across Content Areas for Diverse Young Learners (ECE)

3

MAE537Developing Language, Literature and Communication of Diverse Young Learners (ECE)

3

MAE539Methods of Teaching Early Childhood (ECE)

3

MAE541Maintaining an Effective Learning Climate (ECE)

3

MAE551Managing Organizational Culture: Elementary and Secondary School Organizations (K12)

3

MAE555Leading for Assessment and Accountability (K12)

3

MAE557Leading School Communities in a Pluralistic Society (K12)

3

MAE561Leading for Learning and Development of the School Community (K12)

3

MAE591Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HED)

3

MAE592The Community College (HED)

3

MAE594Student Services (HED)

3

MAE596Human Resources Management in Higher Education (HED)

3

Students may select any three courses from the elective list above; but may focus in an area by selecting three in any area as identified by code below.

ECE – Early Childhood Education

HED – Higher Education Administration

K12 – K-12 Administration and Leadership

SP –Special Education